Super Mario-Themed Update Coming To Minecraft: Wii U Edition Next Week

Super Mario-Themed Update Coming To Minecraft Wii U Edition Next WeekMinecraft: Wii U Edition is set to get an update later this month, Nintendo has announced.

The company is partnering with Mojang and Microsoft to inject some Marioness into the block-shaped world of Minecraft in the form of a free update to the Wii U version of the popular sandbox game.

Arriving on May 17th in North America and May 18th in Europe, the update brings with it 40 new skins, a Super Mario-themed premade world and a set of Super Mario-themed music and item textures, all of which are inspired by games such as Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

“Both the Super Mario franchise and Minecraft embrace the magic of exploration and discovery,” Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s vice president of publisher and developer relations, said in a press release. “Players will have a great time adventuring and creating in this free game update that embraces the unique and memorable elements of both franchises.”

The retail version of Minecraft: Wii U Edition is slated to release on June 17th and will include the upcoming content on the game’s disc.